Mathematics (Bryn Celynnog)

Level:                          AS & A LEVEL

Exam Board      :           WJEC

Location:                      Bryn Celynnog

Details

Pupils must follow a compulsory component in Pure Mathematics plus one of two optional components, Mechanics or Statistics.

Assessment is 100% examination.  The AS course involves 3 examinations, each of 1.5 hours.  The A LEVEL course involves a further 3 examinations of 1.5 hours (i.e. A full ‘A’ level consists of 6 examinations).

AS Modules

C1 – Pure Algebra, co-ordinate geometry, surds and differentiation.
C2 – Pure Series, Logarithms, geometry of the circle, radian measure, trigonometric functions and integration
EITHER M1 Mechanics Equations of motion, Newton’s Laws, friction movement and impulse, moments, centre of mass, resolution of forces and equilibrium.
OR  S1 Statistics Probability and distribution theory.

A LEVEL Modules

C3 – Pure Trigonometric equations, functions, e and In x, differentiation, integration and roots of equations
C4 – Pure Binomial series, trigonometric equations, Cartesian & parametric equations, differential equations, integration and vectors.
EITHER  M2 Mechanics Rectilinear motion, dynamics, motion under gravity, vectors, circular motion.
OR S2 Statistics Uniform distribution, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, and confidence limits

Requirements

To study mathematics at ‘A’ level, students must have gained a good mathematics grade at GCSE.  They must possess good study skills and have a genuine commitment to the subject.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics provides a sound basis for many occupations as well as an entry subject for higher / further education.

Staff to consult for further information

Mr. P. Smith, Mr. D. Evans

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